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Board of Directors

N. Taylor Thompson, Founder

Taylor co-founded PharmaSecure in 2007. He has advised more than a dozen social enterprises on strategy, and has consulted for the Global Impact Investing Network, Echoing Green, and the Impact Term Project. In 2014, Taylor was a research fellow with the Forum for Growth and Innovation at Harvard Business School, where he studied technology commercialization with Clayton Christensen and wrote for HBR. Taylor is an Echoing Green and Pop!Tech fellow, and he holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and MBA from Harvard Business School.

Nakul Pasricha,President and CEO

Nakul has nearly two decades of operations and technology experience, and was responsible for building out PharmaSecure’s operations, technology and product as COO before being appointed as CEO. Previously, Nakul worked at financial services firms such as Citibank and GE Capital in the US and India respectively, having served as CIO of GE’s consumer finance business in India. Nakul holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Gettysburg College and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Arun Gore, Gray Ghost Ventures

Arun comes to social venture capital after executive leadership roles in finance and operations in the telecommunications industry. Arun brings his general management experience to lead the management of the organization, investment team and Fund investment activities. Over the last seven years, he has been involved in developing the Impact Ventures portfolios under management and promoting financial and social value creation. Prior to his current role, Arun founded a management and operations consulting practice focused on international operations and support to the wireless industry. Previously, he was a member of the executive team with T-Mobile USA, serving as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Cook Inlet T-Mobile. As CFO, he spearheaded mergers and acquisitions and the development of business strategies that included managing joint ventures for T- Mobile, establishing Indian operations for US-based firms and promoting start-ups. During his career, he has been responsible for managing market operations, budgeting, vendor financing and special projects, as well as streamlining operations and restructuring departments and business centers to improve financial and operational efficiency. Arun is a native of Chennai, India. He holds a BSc in the Sciences and a BS in Accounting. Arun also holds an MBA in Finance and is proficient in Tamil, Hindi, Marathi and Telugu.

Sarosh Kumana

Sarosh Kumana is a real estate entrepreneur and angel investor with over 30 years of startup and management experience. He founded and ran a leading California government foreclosure brokerage and a mortgage brokerage company for over 15 years. He is the president of PIP Inc., which manages a large portfolio of animal-friendly apartment buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is President of Pacific Capital Management, having made over 100 early stage investments over the past 10+ years. He is a member of Sierra Angels and Health Tech Capital; a limited partner in numerous VC funds; former President of the Board of Directors of Sand Hill Angels in Silicon Valley; and a Managing Partner at The Batchery, a Berkeley-based incubator. Sarosh serves on the Advisory Council of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Tepper Business School, Carnegie Mellon University, and as Board Director or Strategic Advisor to a number of companies and non-profits. Sarosh received a B.Com. from Sydenham College, University of Bombay, and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Jay S. Kunin, Ph.D

Dr. Kunin has had a varied career as an entrepreneur, executive, investor, consultant, and director of technology startups. He is the Inaugural Director of the Moxie Center at UC San Diego, and has been a co-founder and executive officer of many startups. He is a long-time angel investor, and served as a board member of Tech Coast Angels from 2004-11, where he headed the BioMed Track. He has also been a consultant to the New Zealand government and Incubators New Zealand on angel investing, and served as a Visiting Fellow for the Australian Institute for Commercialisation. He has served as a board member for entrepreneurial companies in industries including medical devices, protein genomics, and tissue engineering, as well as a variety of software companies in domains including medical, health, legal, financial and internet. Dr. Kunin earned a B.S. in physical sciences, M.S. in Earth and planetary science, and Ph.D. in computer science from MIT.